Mauritius

Family Holidays in Mauritius

June 20, 2017

Mauritius is a tropical paradise where everybody finds amazing and beautiful things to do! If you are a person who likes quiet holidays in a luxury hotel, tanning by the pool or on the beach sipping delicious cocktails. Or if you are the adventurous type climbing mountain tops, going on hikes exploring the fauna and flora, Mauritius is the place to be. But did you know that Mauritius is an island that will not only the perfect place for you but also…

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Kazakhstan

Charyn Canyon

June 16, 2017

In my previous post, I wrote about spending a weekend in Almaty, the former capital city of Kazakhstan. If you are not planning to go skiing, then two or three days is enough to explore the city. Almaty is surrounded by beautiful mountains and there are many national parks within 3-5 hours drive. Depending on the season you may choose to go hiking, explore the neverending steppes and azure lakes, rocky deserts or visit Charyn Canyon. And this is what I…

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Kazakhstan

Weekend in Almaty

June 8, 2017

Almaty is surely one of the less explored travel destinations. You won’t see it in the list of the «top 10 places you have to visit before you die» and you won’t see the most popular bloggers doings hundreds of check-ins from the area. But that is so wrong! Having spent a long weekend in Almaty I can assure you that this is one of the world’s most underrated destinations. Almaty, formerly the capital city of Kazakhstan, is very young.…

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Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh – Desert and Sea

May 3, 2017
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In March Vitaliy and I visited Sharm El Sheikh, that is located in the South of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. You may have heard that Egypt has often been in the news recently and governments of some countries including the US and UK advise against all but essential travel to the Governorate of South Sinai, with the exception of the area within the Sharm el Sheikh perimeter barrier and the area west of the Nile Valley and Nile Delta…

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Egypt

Contrasts of Cairo

April 4, 2017

Our new adventure began in crazy, chaotic, nimble, contrasting but beautiful and fascinating Cairo. Having spent the first day in an all-inclusive hotel in Sharm El Sheikh, we realized that this was not the way we like to spend our holidays. On the first evening we bought the bus tickets to Cairo and within two days we were heading to a new city. «You shouldn’t go there without a guide!», «Are you out of your mind?», «Be careful there!» –…

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Travel Diaries

Thank you, 2016

December 31, 2016
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In my home country Ukraine, they say that a good year beginning makes the whole year good. The way one celebrates the New Year’s Eve will define a person’s life in the upcoming year. And for some reason, I have been noticing that it truly works. Vitaliy and I celebrated 2016 on the board of an airplane heading to the Philippines and since that night, the year has been a remarkable one, full od adventures, accomplishments, challenges, travels, and love. It was…

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Israel

In Israel

December 20, 2016
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I’ve been dreaming to visit Israel for a long time. Thoughts about the Red, the Dead, and the Mediterranean Seas were making me smile. The photos of Tel-Aviv and Jaffa that I have seen previously heated my imagination. Along with the beautiful pictures, I saw the images of the elderly rest. That’s why I decided to go to Israel and explore its active and youth sides. The most I’ve been looking forward to seeing was the glass calm of the…

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Lifestyle Travel Diaries Ukraine

Synevyr Lake

November 15, 2016
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For some reason, the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine are the most underrated destination in Europe.  Synevyr Lake is Ukraine’s most picturesque and clean lake, located in the heart of the Carpathian mountains, in Synevyr National Park. I visited this region in summer two years ago and fell in love with the beauty of nature, evergreen mountains, pine tree forests, mountain rivers, natural springs, and waterfalls. Ukrainian traditions are amazing, the food is to die for, and the people that live…

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Lifestyle Poland Travel Diaries

Tatra Splendor

October 9, 2016
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16 years ago was the first time that I visited the Tatra mountains in Poland. Back then, I spent one day rafting on a wooden raft paddling through the Dunajec river that flows on the border between the two countries Poland and Slovakia. That day was cold, foggy and rainy. And I promised myself that someday I would return there to once again enjoy the splendor of the Tatra Mountains. After so many years have passed, I went back to the…

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Travel Diaries Turkey

Unusual Places in Istanbul

September 25, 2016

Lately, Istanbul has changed a lot. Yes, it has always been big, fast, spry, nimble and chaotic. And yes, it has always been vitally important to breathe and think in Istanbul’s rhythm. Otherwise, it will throw you out. Istanbul has become bitter and desperate. Recent terrorist attacks, the attempted military coup, a tourist embargo with a neighboring country stopped tourists from visiting the city. Hotels in Istanbul are now half empty and the souvenirs in small shops are covered with…

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