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Explore Venice in 3 days

Venice: its canals, its gondolas, its little streets; welcome to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Romantic but not only, it’s above all an atypical city, full of beautiful stories and with an atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else. I made the choice to go there with friends, it may seems surprising but in the end we weren’t the only ones to have made this choice. Of course it’s not Ibiza, do not go there to…

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Venice – Travel Tips

Venice is probably one of the most beautiful and the most atypical city in the world. Many tourists flock there and it’s sometimes difficult to find a good accommodation or a good restaurant among the thousands that you will find. Here is a few tips that can help you plan your trip.   Best time to go: No matter when you choose to go, you should know that the city will be crowded anyway. We left in June and the…

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Scotland – On the road to the isle of Skye

It was the long-awaited stopover “the Isle of Skye”, the one I dreamed of, so much I saw fabulous pictures of it. It only remained to hope that the weather was going to be good, and it was. The arrival on the island amazed us, the landscape was changing kilometer after kilometer, maybe the blue sky had something to do with that   Eilean Donan Castle Nestled on a rock right at the entrance of the Isle of Skye, this…

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Scotland – From loch Lomond to the Highlands

After discovering Edinburgh we are off to our road trip across Scotland. 7 days on the roads during when we are going to go through 3 mains areas: Loch Lomond, the Highlands and the Isle of Skye. After picking up the car, the adventure can now begin and what better start than driving on the wrong side of the road? We can’t wait to leave the city to enjoy the long-awaited change of scenery. For this second day we head…

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Edinburgh: One of the most beautiful European Capitals

During our Scottish road trip we spent a few days in the capital, Edinburgh. We visited many major European cities and we can say now without hesitation that Edinburgh ranks in our top 3. To summarize in one word: mesmerizing! Like everywhere, to explore you’ll have to walk, walk and still walk: 40km in 3 days. So if you are looking for what to do and see, here is our small selection.   Edinburgh Castle – Symbol of the City…

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Scotland – Travel Tips

Quiraing

Getting ready for Scotland wasn’t an easy thing to do as there is so many things to see! Lochs, mountains, castles (not all are haunted), national park without forgetting hundreds of islands. Don’t panic, we help you see clearer. We left 10 days, so we had some choices to made for this first visit in the Mackay Clan country.   Which island(s)? Unfortunately, we will not talk about the 790 islands that Scotland has, but the main islands. Each seems…

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Azores – The 5 best hikes

São Miguel island in the Azores never stopped to amaze us with the diversity of its landscapes. Of course the best way to discover it is by walking! It climbs, it hurts, it’s long but what’s sure, is that you won’t regret it! Here is a top 5 of our favorite hikes on São Miguel.   1 – Serra Devassa Just near by the the famous “Vista do Rei” hike which allows you to discover Sete Cidades, hides an amazing trail…

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Azores – Top 10 places to visit in Sao Miguel

For this first road trip to the Azores we chose to explore Sao Miguel island, called the green island by its inhabitants, it is the largest and most populated, it is easily accessible thanks to its international airport. Program is tight : hiking, swimming, visit of a tea plantation… Here is the TOP 10 of the places and activities we loved and that you can not miss.   1 – Hike around Sete Cidades It’s probably the most famous landscape…

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Azores, before you go

In the middle of the Atlantic, 2 hours flight from Lisbon, Azores is THE destination if you dream of wide open spaces. Those 9 volcanic islands are paradise for hikers and nature lovers: mountains, hot springs, natural pools, mysterious lagoons, a bunch activities are waiting for you Still unknown from tourists, finding tips for our trip was a little bit complicated. Here is what you need to know if you want to go there…   Which island ? São Miguel :…

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Iceland – Road trip part 4 – Reykjavik

Capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is gather almost two-thirds of the island’s population, so about 122,000 people. We don’t have a specific program, the city is quite small and we want to explore, without missing the essential of course!   Day 7 Hallgrímskirkja Known around the world for its original architecture, the Hallgrimskirkja church recalls the many basaltic columns that we crossed during our stay. It is one of the most famous monument in the city. You can, of course go inside…

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