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Sardinia

 Sardinia has a very much new world Italian feel. People flock here for the crystal-clear azure-emerald Mediterranean beaches, not for the architecture. Although settled centuries ago there clearly has not been the strict building code that exist in other parts … Continue reading

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Venice & Florence

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Venice What can be said about Venice that has not been better said before? It’s canals are as mesmerizing as one imagines. Touring its arteries provided countless awe-inspiring views. How is it that what was once a marshy lagoon could become … Continue reading

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Toscana: Il Bel Paese

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“Benvenuti, benvenuti! Che bella famiglia! I am so happy you are here! I have been waiting for you!” exuded Nadia, welcoming us to her home in Tuscany  as though we were long lost family returned to the motherland. We arrived … Continue reading

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Barcelona: An Urban Gem

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Barcelona may be the perfect city. It’s an urban gem: compact, accessible, containing beautiful beaches as well as historic quarters, renovated sections that are tourist friendly without being blandly over commercialized.  Quaint cafes, milk bars and tapas restaurants appear at … Continue reading

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Morocco: Essaouira & Fes

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If Marrakech is a city of sounds then Morocco may easily be described as a country of colours — Marrakech an expanse of reddish ochre, Essaouira a picture postcard of white and blue, Fes all golden and green. Essaouira The … Continue reading

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Marrakech

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There is nothing quite like walking through the alleyways and souks of Marrakech for the first time and emerging into Jemaa el Fna square. Through tunnels and narrow passage ways, the further you go into the mousetrap the more the … Continue reading

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SJDS: From Rush Hour to Happy Hour

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If Peru was fast paced then we officially hit the slow-mo button once in southern Nicaragua’s San Juan Del Sur. Where Peru was culture-rich, Nicaragua was equally cocktail-rich. There is just something about a beach environment that is conducive to … Continue reading

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