Some things can provide you with access to a certain place: let’s say, wine tasting may be your key to Tuscany, surfing – a key to Hawaii or techno clubs – a key to Berlin. One of the ways to understand the soul of Crete may be through counting its sheep (and goats).
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If you really want to go off the beaten touristic path while travelling you should visit a post office and try sending parcels from abroad. Here are our highlights:
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What we absolutely loved about our last trip to Rome in December was the Night of Museums in Music: Musei in Musica 2018.
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If you read us for some time, you know of our fascination for Cretan villages: so peaceful, so quiet, with the scent of oranges in the air and old people in black sitting in the village taverns. With whitewashed houses nestling close to each other and pots with flowers in the streets, the Cretan villages are incredibly scenic. People of the Cretan villages are usually amazingly friendly. Cretans love sharing their food (A couple of times we got pastry, fruit and a piece of cheese from the strangers) and it is fun to be around these people. Don’t be discouraged by your basic Greek – ours doesn’t go beyond “Hello” – Kalimera and “goat cheese” – Katsikio tyri.
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July 25, 2018 Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia
On a sunny but cool morning, we jumped out of a train arriving from St Petersburg at a cracked platform in a train station in Petrozavodsk. In spite of the arrangements we had, nobody was waiting for us to bring us to the kayak basecamp, that our 5-day long kayak adventure tour in Russian Karelia was going to start from.
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We leave the Arctic Circle behind and move back southwards. Travelling Karelia brought us to the conclusion that the wooden villages, churches, and the great outdoors are the best sights of Karelia. While the outdoors is jaw-droppingly beautiful everywhere in this part of Russia, you may find some great architectural landmarks here:
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Santorini is said to be the most beautiful place on this planet. Is it expensive? It is said to be one of the most expensive holiday destinations. However, following in our footsteps, you can have a fantastic holiday without breaking the bank. Here are some great tips for you to travel Santorini on a shoestring:
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Santorini is a photographer paradise: white-washed houses, volcanic rocks rising over the ultramarine sea, blue and white chapels, color contrasting flower pots and sunsets over the old windmills are doomed to look good on the pictures. These Santorini photos are the outcome of the four afternoons I spent on the island strolling in the villages above caldeira and hardly letting my camera off my hands.
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Valdai is a great destination for a weekend trip from Moscow and St Petersburg or a perfect place for a break on the road from Moscow to St Petersburg.
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Sicily is one of the most popular places to travel to. Going to Sicily, you’d better be prepared to share this paradise island with other folks. But if you don’t want to run with the crowds there are still some less famous but not less beautiful places off the beaten track in Sicily. We combined them into this itinerary “Sicily Travel: Beyond the Crowds”.
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