Algarve is the extreme southern region of Portugal. The word's origin in arabic means Al-Gharb or the West, it was the state of west of Andalusia. An embassy employee interpreted it to be the "cliff" (garf in arabic), it was also a plausible explanation because of the nature of the Algarvian coasts.
If you happen to spend a day in Cologne and are into beer, please do not miss the "Kölsch" cultural experience. There is a pleasure I get just because it comes in a 0.2 Lt. glass, also the waiter "Köbes" runs around with a tray full of fresh beer and replaces your empty glass instantaneously, he stops when you place the … Continue reading Die Kölsch!
Between Cologne and Colmar, similar heritage, language and culture yet diverse. This article is exploring the differences and similarities of a region split over two countries unified by one river.
Every city in Morocco has an "old medina", the old town confined within its fortress wall. Once you are off at the bus station, the town seems chaotic and dirty, a 5 minutes taxi ride will get you to a charming castle; all blue and white. The first thing you'll see outside the gates is the fishing port.
Please refer to the first article for more places that you can explore on foot in the heart of Athens... Sunset An Acropolis means literally the "upper city" in greek, it is usually a compound of buildings or a citadel built upon a hill or an area of elevation for defense purposes. Athens Acropolis is not the … Continue reading A walk in the heart of Athens…2
Duration: A couple of days or more... Timing: Sometime in Winter... Budget: Moderate Gear: A fresh bottle of water, comfy shoes, get dressed in layers as we are going up & down hill and finally download Here maps app with Greece/Athens offline map... Mornings We start from the Plaka, particularly at Adam's hotel, which offers the … Continue reading A Walk in the heart of Athens…1
From Greece with love... The choice to spend my winter break there was completely random, however the trip was far more rewarding then I've expected. Here 14 reasons why you should consider Greece as your next Christmas break destination; 1- The weather is perfect; I personally like my christmas fresh with a bit of rain. Greece is not as cold … Continue reading Fresh from the ultimate “Christmas Land”…