10 things to know before visiting Israel

A small Middle Eastern country with a population of only 8 million people, bordering Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestinian Territories, the State of Israel is a very young country, established only in 1948. On the other side, the Land of Israel (part of the Holy Land) is an area with rich and complex history and […]

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Cinque Terre: a hidden gem along the Italian Riviera

Exactly three years ago, we chose the picturesque Cinque Terre for our summer vacation. The most famous part of the Ligurian Coast comprises five centuries-old small fishing villages (Cinque Terre translates to five lands) of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. The wider area, known as Cinque Terre National Park (a UNESCO WHS […]

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Maldives: paradise on Earth

White sandy beaches, aquamarine sea with billions of tropical fish and romantic sunsets make the Maldives one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. The Maldives are a chain of twenty-six atolls. There are more than 100 resorts to choose from, and more recently tourism has spread to the local islands (which are much more budget […]

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Sri Lanka: an island of many contrasts (Part 2)

For the beach part of our stay in Sri Lanka, we chose to be stationed in Unawatuna and do day trips around the Southern Province. We booked a room at the Sea Front Villa (through Booking.com), which was  p e r f e c t. It has a private beach and only three rooms, so […]

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Sri Lanka: an island of many contrasts (Part 1)

I have to admit, after arriving to Sri Lanka (especially from Dubai) I experienced a bit of a cultural shock. This escalated when in the morning of Day 4 we discovered an uninvited “guest” (i.e. a huge cockroach) on the INSIDE of the mosquito net over our bed. We divided our 8-day itinerary into two […]

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5 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi: a modern day fairy tale

When we were choosing our honeymoon destination(s), it was important for us to combine modern vibes, ancient feels and pristine beaches. Instead of just one, we opted for three different destinations that you will be able to read about in the following blog posts. For the first part of our multi-city honeymoon we had chosen […]

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