Inca Country

454-inca-countryEverything is “Inca” in Peru starting from Inca food and Inca tea, going through Inca therapy and Inca massage and ending in Inca hotel, Inca Internet and Inca drug’s store. This is because the Peruvians are very proud of their ancestors who established the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. The city in the clouds, i.e. CIusco, is a southeastern Peruvian town whose inhabitants are around 359 thousand people and it’s a gateway to Machu Picchu. It was the site of the historic capital of the Incas and nowadays it is the historic Capital of Peru. Surely, the city is a real “cultural bomb” of art, history, local cuisine and folklore that has turned the city in a must-visit.

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Piccoli ricordi della Russia (Small Russian Gifts)

453-small-russian-giftsWhen we travel we are expected to bring some piccoli ricordi (i.e. small gifts) from the country we are in. Sometimes it’s difficult because either of the time we have or the lack of some information on this topic. I am always too busy visiting as many places as I can when I travel and I don’t have time to do the shopping in the cities I am in. But at the same time I have to bring some gifts and I usually buy them at the airports. Shame on me. 🙂 On the other hand, I am not preliminarily informed every time what I would buy and that’s why I improvise. If you are in Russia, there are several things which are typically Russian and nobody can mistake if they buy them as gifts but there’re are several ones which are not that stereotypical but also typically Russian. And which are they? Continue reading

Italian Austria Or Austrian Italy

When you are on vacation in Veneto but you’ve already fulfilled your travel plans, i.e. you’ve already visited the towns and places which you were interested in, you have nothing else to do but to improvise. You could use the very handy WiFi at the hotel and search for some nearby place where you might go to next day. As you already know Veneto very well, you may want to go to another nearby region like Friuli Venezia Giulia. Let’s suppose you already visited the first biggest town there (Trieste) in the past, and you are interested in it no more. So, you would choose the second one … After having chosen the destination for your tomorrow’s one-day trip, make just a few screenshots of the train schedules and find some information on the places that are of interest in …. Continue reading

The Hidden Pearl of Africa

450-the-hidden-pearl-of-africaThis country was once the largest and most diverse state in terms of geography in Africa. But since 2011 when it split into two parts it has ranked third on the continent with a population of 45.7 million residents. Its nature encompasses the Nubian Desert as well as swamps and rainforests. The longest river in the world, the Nile, goes through its territory and divides it into eastern and western halves. Speaking about its population, the Arabs dominate to the north while mainly blacks live in the southern territories of the country. And which is it? It’s simply …. Continue reading

Where the Equator Goes Through

448-where-the-equator-goes-throughEcuador is a very beautiful and diverse country through which the Equator goes. This has given the name to this Paradise. The South American country lies on the west coast and it does have a variety of natural phenomena and quite various landscapes. The Andean highlands go hand in hand with Amazonia  as well as with the enchanted islands. On the other hand, Ecuador is the biggest producer and exporter of bananas in the world. It possesses oil, too. Continue reading

La città d’acqua (The Town of Water)

Italy has it’s a city on water but it also has a town of water. It’s situated in a flat area and is a little bit far away from the Piave River. This fact makes it and the surrounding lands a very fertile place which is “embraced” by a network of canals. They turn it into a fairy-tale town with a lot of water resources which are called “fontanassi” in the local dialect. Maybe you’re asking yourselves which this town of water is. You are probably wondering where it is situated. Or let’s say you’re already interested in it and you have also added it to your Bucket List. If so, I will not hold you in suspense anymore and will tell you that the town is …. Continue reading

Guests to the Forest Man

The archipelago of Indonesia is the largest one in the world. It’s composed of some 18 110 islands. Some of them emerge during the dry period. Others (about 6000) are uninhabited. The population is around 240 million residents and it’s the 4th most populous country in the world after China, India and the USA. The name of the country derives from the two Greek words indós (Ἰνδός – “Indian”) and nèsos (νῆσος – “island”) and the translation is “Indian Island”. Continue reading