Ναυπλία, Ναύπλιο, Ναύπλιον…Or the Old town of NAFPLIO.

The city has multiple names Greek Nafplio, Byzantine Nafplio, ancient Nafplia. The ottoman also called it Mora Yenişehir, or Peloponnese's new city. Strategically speaking it has three castles, one uphill called Palamidi, you need to climb 1000 steps to get up there, or simply drive upwards from the other side which I didn't know till it was too late for my mother's misfortune.

Algarvian colours…

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.

Essaouira…A little gem in Morocco

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.