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MYSTICAL, MAGICAL & MAGNIFICENT: Monasteries in Meteora, Greece

At one time, there were 24 peak-top monasteries in the region of Meteora in central Greece. Built on sandstone megaliths that rise up to 1,800 feet from the valley floor, strange but breathtaking landscape that has been sculpted by wind and water over thousands of years. Me and Franco came to see Meteora with my two girls (12 and 9) …

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COFFEE BREAK: Obviously in Lisbon’s Rossio

An institution, an unwritten law, in my beloved city, is one that concerns the complex rituals of a drink, coffee. A few years ago, I was not going to Marthinho de Arcada, the Terreiro do Paco, because it was full of state officials, obviously in suits, I preferred, instead, the Cafe Brasileiro (full of friends, who like me were dating …

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TRIP TO SCANDINAVIA, 8TH SECTION: 560 km from Alesund to Trondheim, along with Arne

Today is a special trait of our Scandinavian route, because we will enter in Central Norway, closing our eyes with mountains, lakes and forests. We Vikebukt and Andalsnes, but we’ll see-around Otta-Gudbrandsdal region, its wide and placid valleys, dotted with glaciers. Dombas, Oppdal and Storen, will be the last town before we arrived in Trondheim. http://www.norway.org/travel/ In this city, I …

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WELCOME TO THE INN OF DREAMS: Othoni Island Greece

If every day you get to advise the best places where to spend an unforgettable time, tuffandoti in a crystalline sea and teeming with fish, if you want to make yourself accompany in the most beautiful bays of the island (but also decide the menu that you expect to return a day of the sea), back with me at the …

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NOT ONLY A BEACH CLUB: Tulum, to know intimately Mexico

A wonderful combination, a Mayan site and the white sand beaches. At least once in your life, consider a trip to Tulum (60 km south of Playa del Carmen and about 120 from Cancun). Why? To see one of the most beautiful Mayan sites in Mexico, an ancient crossroads of trade routes, between sea and land. Parts soon, for two …

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KIRCHBERG, AUSTRIA: Still one last dip in white, skiing until late spring

Near Kitzbuhel – in western Tyrol – the Austrian Alps offer you particular places, where to ski at 1800 meters high, in the woods of Ehrenbachhöhe, next to the old wooden barns. You should move in a worldly dimension reduced, going to Kirchberg, an alpine village that looks straight out of an old postcard. This small baroque jewel, above a …

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38° 33’49″N 14° 50’16″E – AEOLIAN ISLANDS, SALINA: Capers, swordfish and bougainvillea, listening to the volcano

At any time of the year – and for any reason you have – come to me, sniffing the fragrant basil, mint, breathing and drinking wine Malvasia. In qualsisi moment you arrive, you’ll find the Salina Island full of people, because his fishy sea is always smiling. Many people have bought a house on the island, because they needed time …

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ROOM 19, SCHLOSSLE HOTEL: Tallinin, the benevolent presence undescribed among possible room amenities

http://schloesslehotel.com/ – Tallinn, fortified medieval city, was one of the most famous ports in the eastern Europe, for goods from ships brought` That sailed from as far away. Tallinn was and still is a special city, with old medieval buildings, like the site of Schlössle Hotel. The hotel is on the very same narrow cobblestone street where merchants Numerous storage buildings …

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ONE WEEK TO BE PIRATE: Isla Mujeres, Mexico, to forget everything, to remember everything

You’ll have to go to the easternmost point of Mexico. You’ll have to wish for a charming and quiet. You’ll need to be able to use the bicycle. You’ll have to look flat beaches (preferably those of El Garrafon), because it is on the south coast that you can dive in the waters of the reef, discovering that the world …

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WE ARE (EVEN) WHAT WE EAT: With Miguel, to savor his Galicia

True, unbelievable, but true. This is also Spain, but winter is now behind us, forests and pastures are revived and Galicia returns to donate his specialitità (of course, also gastronomic). In this corner northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, the town of Lalin is the heart of my land, and I will accompany you to eat what my mother always cooking: …

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