Things to know before visiting Morocco

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Useful information about Morocco

- The official currency is the dirham and the official language is Arabic.
– Best time to visit Morocco is between April and early June or between September and November, when the weather is warm and dry.
– It’s good to know French when you go to Morocco, because might be more useful than – English. It would be ok to have a polyglot guide, somewhere in your luggage, never know when you’ll need it.
– Morocco is the world’s largest exporter of hashish and in the north there are many plantations of marijuana, so avoid this area as much as possible!
– Be aware that Morocco is a country where criminality is high, so inform before you go, on specialized websites and see if there are any travel alerts.
– Drink only bottled water because the tap water is not potable!
– Spain is only 13 km away from Morocco, being separated by the Strait of Gibraltar linking the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
– Try peppermint tea, which is called also the ‘Moroccan Whisky’, although it does not contain a drop of alcohol.
– The most consumed dish is ‘tajide’, a mix of meat, potatoes and vegetables.
– If you’re coming from Europe, the power converter is the same, so you will not need one, but if you’re coming from England or the USA, you do. Note that here can be 2 types of 4mm and 5mm plugs, and some of the newer sockets use a grounding (third) pin.
– Bring toilet paper with you, if you don’t want to pay, because in any restaurant you must pay the toilet paper.
– In Morocco, there is no law against smoking, for which, wherever you go, at restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and so on, you’ll always smell of cigarettes.

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Sardinia Attractions and Sightseeing

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Sardinia is probably one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, with its beautiful scenery and turquoise water that resemble the Caribbean, annually attracting a lot of tourists from around the world, including celebrities.

Sardinia is a region in Italy, an island in fact, with its capital, Cagliari, which was Sardinia’s capital since the Roman period, with a beautiful old town, a number of historical monuments and easy access to nearby beaches and lagoons populated with hundreds of flamingos. The region is subdivided into four provinces: Cagliari, Sassari, Nuoro and Oristano.

Sardinia was called “Ichnusa” by the Phoenicians and “Sandalyon” by Greeks, because of its foot shape. The landscape is beautiful and varied with many hills and mountains in the north, in the southern predominantly being plains. The climate is mainly Mediterranean, with a hot summer and a mild winter. In summer temperatures reach up to 35 degrees and in the winter does not fall below 15 degrees. The best time for vacation is between June and September.

Sardinia is a destination where probably half a year if you stay, you’ll still discover new places very beautiful and attractive. The main attractions of the island include: pink sand beach of Porto Ferro, typical Sardinian town of Nuoro, Oristano, with Tharros Phoenician ruins, Temple of the Goddess of Fortune in Porto Torres, Cagliari’s largest city, where is the archaeological museum , and Nuraghic Fortress , located about 60 km north of Cagliari.

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Low budget holiday on the Côte d’Azur

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To spend a holiday on the Cote d’Azur, you already think that you have to leave thousands of Euros, in some lush resorts where everything is expensive and even water is a luxury. Well, it is a totally wrong idea! You can visit the Cote d’Azur and without being the owner of thousands of dollars, but the will and a few tens of Euros, might motivate you to feel the aristocratic air.

Well, I suggest starting your trip from Nice, because here you land or you’ll get by car. There are various accommodation possibilities, clearly does not compare to Monte Carlo, where you need to have much money for accommodation… and if you really want to do a good job, choose to stay in an apartment, where is true that you will not enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, but will leave less money than you leave at the hotel.

Okay, so once arrived in Nice, you must know that the airport is close to town, and if you take the bus 23 in front of the airport, will give only 1, 50 Euros for one way trip. However, if you are more convenient, you can also choose the express line, 98 or 99, for 6 euro, and you get 10 or 15 minutes early, so no big deal really!

Don’t rush to get your one transport ticket, those costs 1, 50 euro and it’s a big lost. More ok is to pay 5 Euros for 1 day ticket so you can have a ride whenever you want. Anyway, Nice is a small and beautiful city, so you can discover the major important attractions in maximum 1 hour making a relaxing walk. Buy your 1 day ticket right from the airport, so you ‘l start save the money.

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Explore India – Varanasi’s Divine Light

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Varanasi is located in India, about 1 hour flight from New Delhi, representing one of the oldest settlements in history and shows mostly, just like in the times in which it was founded, about 3500 years ago. The city is located right at the confluence of Varuna and Asi that flows into the Ganges or ‘Ganga’, as Indians call it, having the belief that it brings their immortality.

Varanasi is one of the seven Holy Cities of the Hindus, the most holy place on earth where every Hindu should reach at least once in life. Also, Varanasi is a center of the silk industry of very high quality, being globally recognized as having the finest fabrics, as it is an art carefully cultivated for thousands of years. The weavers of Varanasi are the ones who created ‘Benares brocade’, a very seductive silk, embroidered with gold and silver, which you can admire or buy from the bazaar Thatheri.

Hindus called Varanasi, Kashi (City of Divine Light) or Kashika (The one who shines), both being related with Shiva’s sacred fire. Shiva is the God of destruction, a sort of God in Hindu religion. Although this represents destruction, he is considered by Hindus as a positive force in the universe, because the destruction is, in Hinduism, the natural consequence of creation.

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Top 5 Amazing National Parks

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The world is full of interesting places and amazing landscapes whose beauty often leaves you silent awe! In the following, we will discover some of the most beautiful and captivating national parks in the world.

Yellowstone National Park, USA

It is believed that Yellowstone National Park is the first national park of the world, founded in 1872, and one of the largest in the world, with an area of ​​approximately 9,000 km ², stretching across three states: Wyoming (mostly, about 93% of the park), southwestern Montana (3%) and southeastern Idaho (1%). The most amazing attractions are the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, Hot Springs of mammoths (Mammoth Hot Springs), geysers and Yellowstone Lake, being the ideal habitat of bison, grizzly bears, coyotes and wolves. Which is extremely fascinating is that in Yellowstone Park there are over 500 geysers, representing the largest concentration of geysers in the world. Most of them are located in the following basins: Upper, Midway, Lower, Norris, West Thumb, Shoshone and Heart Lake.

Etosha National Park, Namibia
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Visit SalzburgerLand in Salzburg

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The impressive landscaping and remarkable architecture, blends in complete harmony, conjuring a gorgeous city, named Salzburg, known as the city of Mozart, as is where he was born and spent more than half of his life.

Salzburg is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in this country and is among the favorite destinations of tourists from around the world. It is located about 2 ½ hours away by train or 45 minutes by flight from Vienna, being a successful getaway, if you are in Vienna and want to see an impressive city.

The fourth largest city of Austria, Salzburg is famous in terms of cultural and natural beauty, because of the film ‘Sound of Music’ and the famous composer of the eighteenth century, Mozart.

Most of the buildings are in Baroque style, the city being about 425 meters above sea level, located in the Salzburger Land on the Salzach River, in the foothills of the Alps. The fine line of the river merges smoothly with the mountain area in the southern city, outlining an exceptional landscape.

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Low budget holiday on the Côte d’Azur

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To spend a holiday on the Cote d’Azur, you already think that you have to leave thousands of Euros, in some lush resorts where everything is expensive and even water is a luxury. Well, it is a totally wrong idea! You can visit the Cote d’Azur and without being the owner of thousands of dollars, but the will and a few tens of Euros, might motivate you to feel the aristocratic air.

Well, I suggest starting your trip from Nice, because here you land or you’ll get by car. There are various accommodation possibilities, clearly does not compare to Monte Carlo, where you need to have much money for accommodation… and if you really want to do a good job, choose to stay in an apartment, where is true that you will not enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, but will leave less money than you leave at the hotel.

Okay, so once arrived in Nice, you must know that the airport is close to town, and if you take the bus 23 in front of the airport, will give only 1, 50 Euros for one way trip. However, if you are more convenient, you can also choose the express line, 98 or 99, for 6 euro, and you get 10 or 15 minutes early, so no big deal really!

Don’t rush to get your one transport ticket, those costs 1, 50 euro and it’s a big lost. More ok is to pay 5 Euros for 1 day ticket so you can have a ride whenever you want. Anyway, Nice is a small and beautiful city, so you can discover the major important attractions in maximum 1 hour making a relaxing walk. Buy your 1 day ticket right from the airport, so you ‘l start save the money.

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Tips For Exploring Plitvice Lakes

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At about 140 kilometers southwest of the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, near the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina, in a natural hilly landscape, is found the most beautiful of the eight national parks in Croatia, Plitvicka Jezera – Plitvice Lakes.

Plitvice Lakes in Croatia forms the center of the oldest and largest national park in the country. Plitvice are famous for its lakes and waterfalls, but the water surface covers only 1% of the park, the rest are meadows and forests. The tallest waterfall is Veliki Slap Plitvice (78 m height), is the largest waterfall in Croatia. The most attractive are Batinovcki Slapovi, Galovacki Buk and the water flowing from waterfalls look particularly impressive, especially on sunny days when the fog above them form rainbows. Plitvice’s water color is changing depending on the angle of the sun, where it is positioned.

Plitvice Lakes are transit lakes – The Black and White River, coming from the mountains, unites near Plitvice Ljeskovac and then form River Matica. It flows into the first lake, Proscansko, fed by Ljeskovac creek. From the first lake, the water flows in cascades to these lakes, and after another 7 km, the excess water flows into the river Korana, a short river, considered to be the most beautiful river in Croatia, which joins the Kupa River near Karlovac.

To move around Plitvice Lakes National Park, you can use the tourist trails along the banks of lakes and wooden footbridges suspended above the water. Attention – no swimming allowed! It is strictly forbidden. You can however rest on a small beach – Osredak on Lake Kozjak. It’s worth making a trip here in a boat, operated electrically, specifically to not pollute the environment. The best time to visit the Plitvice Lakes is in late spring, early summer or early fall.

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Thassos – Greece – The Emerald of the Aegean

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Thassos is the northernmost island of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea, and is a quiet holiday destination with spectacular views, high beautiful mountains, Mediterranean flowers fragrant, turquoise bays, gorgeous pine forests and olive groves, white marble recognized as the most whitest in the world, being the only Greek island covered with lush vegetation.

Thassos climate is mild, the average annual temperature is 17.2 degrees C, and the average temperature is 23.4 ° C in summer (July).

Thassos Town, known also as Limenas, is the largest port of Thassos island and its capital. Here you can see archaeological sites, sculptural ensembles, you can visit the Archaeological Museum, the Acropolis, the Bridge District Silen, the ancient amphitheater, or you can go on one of the beautiful beaches awarded with the “Blue Flag” or choose one of the shopping areas of the city.

Some of the wonderful beaches on the island are the beaches Tripiti and Aliki, Tripiti being famous because it has a bathtub shape, but also because of the caves leading to the ocean. Aliki Beach is especially famous for its white sand, and the surrounding villages and marble quarry.

Marble Beach is among the top choices of tourists, being whiter than you can imagine, from fine stones created by grinding the marble from the quarry wall. Green water is surreal, heartbreaking beautiful and captivating.

Paradise beach is by far the most spectacular beach in Thassos, with amazing mountains that are seen in the back, a perfect beach with incredible fine sand. However, Golden Beach is the largest beach in Thassos, with sandy beach in the water too, with a smooth blue sea, where you have to go very far until it becomes deep, offering you an overwhelming scenery, where the mountains are closer to you than ever.

For a total libertine experience, choose to go to GIOLA, a natural hole, like a pool, hollowed in stone, with blocks of marbles on the bottom, an incredible green water, all the creation of nature. Whether you bathe or make some raving shots, seeming detached from another planet, GIOLA is a must see once you have arrived in Thassos.

Currently, the island has dozens of historical places of pilgrimage. Deserves a visit the Monastery Virgin Maries and Monastery of St. Michael the Archangel, which is the largest and most famous monastery in Thassos. Be aware that access rules are very strict: men must have long pants and women must wear decent dresses, no shorts.

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